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SSJG Heritage Centre Broome

9 Barker St | Kimberley Region, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
+61 8 9192 3950
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Wonderful history of relationships.

The Relationships Exhibition at the Heritage Centre is well worth visiting. It explains the many... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
503annie
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Warrnambool, Australia
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A hidden treasure

Highly recommend a visit. One would not expect this house in Barker street to hold such treasures... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maureen W
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Melbourne, Australia
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Opening hours are 9 - 1 Mon-Fri & 10 - 1 Saturday. Groups are welcome outside these hours. Entry is by donation. Old fashioned Sisters hospitality (tea/coffee) is available on Bell Corner. Wander around the gardens at leisure. Disabled facilities on site.
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9 Barker St | Kimberley Region, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
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+61 8 9192 3950
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Relationships Exhibition at the Heritage Centre is well worth visiting. It explains the many challenges of life in the Kimberley for the local Indigenous people with the arrival of white man, the pearling industry and the War. The Sisters of St John of God...More

Thank 503annie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend a visit. One would not expect this house in Barker street to hold such treasures. I was surprised at the quality of this amazing body of work which brings the story of the people of the Kimberley. A place to be cherished -...More

Thank Maureen W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent two hours at this museum and could have spent longer. The displays are a very effective mix of photos from the era, story boards (but they're short so you read them) and touch screens of extra info and photos if you want to...More

Thank Carmel R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem! Someone mentioned a "convent museum up the road" and I had no idea what it might be. It is fabulous and contains an astonishing amount of information , documentation and photos on the history of these remarkable nuns from Ireland, who must...More

Thank Alison M
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This is an old Catholic Convent which now closed and opened as a museum. It is nearly 100 years old-built in 1926 and is free to see-only a donation is liked. It has a few rooms of interesting history and is well worth a visit.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I was initially reluctant to go, but it ended up a very worthwhile visit. Very historical, very well presented and cared for. Staff are very helpful and proud about their facility. Lot's of insight about the Missionary work carried out by a lot of very...More

Thank 861rolfs
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The Relationships Exhibition is aptly named. Enter this representation of the Irish nun's physical and spiritual relationship with the dispossessed people of the Kimberley and be open to learning.

Thank DamianD2
Reviewed 5 October 2016

A visit to this Heritage Centre is highly recommended for anyone who wishes to gain a good perspective of the wonderful contribution of the Catholic missionaries including the men of the Trappist and Pallottine orders, and the Sisters of St John of God who came...More

Thank cachoo
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I am not religious. In fact sometimes I am critical of the 'interference' of do-gooders among indigenous cultures. But I had to admire the work of the nuns of the Sisters of St John of God who worked in Broome in the early twentieth century....More

Thank nocatnow
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

What a credit to the convent! One of the best attractions in Broome! Professionally presented history The extensive collection of photos, videos and other interesting artifacts is fabulous A must see!!

Thank cathalice123
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